OXFORDSHIRE will hand Matt Machan a debut as they bid to get back to winning ways when hosting Berkshire at Bicester & North Oxford on Sunday.

The 26-year-old, who plays first-class cricket for Sussex, replaces Richard Kaufman (pictured), who is unavailable, for the Unicorns Counties Trophy match.

Top-order batsman Machan scored 955 County Championship runs in 2015, including three centuries in four-day cricket.

The left-hander also has international pedigree with Scotland, making his one-day debut against Afghanistan in 2013.

He hit a quickfire 83 off 86 balls against a New Zealand XI and featured in the ICC World T20 in India.

Machan is the only change from Oxfordshire’s rain-affected 18-run defeat at Dorset last week.

Jonny Cater’s side aim to pick up their second Group 1 victory of the campaign to boost their chances of finishing in the top two and reaching the quarter-finals.


Oxfordshire: J Cater (Buckingham Tn) capt, L Bethell (Aston Rowant), W Eason (Horspath), H Eltham (Oxford), J Garrett (Great & Little Tew), M Machan (Sussex), L Ryan (Spencer), L Sabin (Banbury), H Smith (Great & Little Tew), R West (Banbury), O Wright (Banbury).